Compelling photos from
a young Kachin artist
Khun Li is a talented young Kachin artist whose
compelling photos are on display at Documentary Arts Asia.
By Shana Kongmun
Documentary Arts Asia hosted the solo exhibition by Khun Li, a 25
year old documentary photographer from Kachin State in Myanmar. His photos,
taken during a photo workshop in Tonle Sap Lake document the lives and
sights of the local people in an evocative, beautiful and often compelling
This young artist, who, according to Ryan Libre, founder of Documentary Arts
Asia, first picked up a camera only four years ago, has produced some
stunning photographs for this series. Ryan said that Khun Li, who was a
student at Documentary Arts Asia, first learned to use a computer and a
camera only four years ago but showed incredible skill and perception very
early on. He took third place for his series on youth in refugee camps
titled Behind the Frontline at the Yangon Festival and has been awarded a
full scholarship for a workshop at the Aries Festival in February where he
photographed Roma culture in France.
The exhibition on display at Documentary Arts Asia until November 3 and is
located in Wualai Soi 3. Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays, closing at 7 p.m.
on weekends. Closed Wednesday.
Visualize the Rain exhibition opens at Sangdee Gallery
Orpan Sompin, or Tikky as she is known by friends and
supporters, opened her newest exhibition, a series of
watercolors and woodcut prints with watercolors, at Sangdee
Gallery on October 2, 2014. The works included a series of
charming botanicals and cute cartoons as well as several large
wall pieces that Tikky said she visualized as she lay under the
tree during the rainy season, looking up at through the leaves
at the sky and the raindrops. The artist studied printmaking
under the talented Dr. Pongdej Chaiyakul at Chiang Mai
University’s Faculty of Fine Arts. Sangdee Gallery is located on
Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5.